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Getting Started

What you need to know before you begin your housing search.

Resources to help you plan your search!

The Penn community’s off-campus housing search starts with Off-Campus Services. There are several factors to think about as you begin your off-campus housing search. We have outlined some of the most important factors, with additional information on each topic. Please review each section.  If you have further questions, please contact our office.


Looking to see what's available for rent?

Off-Campus Services has contracted with Off Campus Partners to provide a convenient list of local rental options. You can filter your search by price, neighborhood, etc. You will need to use your PennKey and Password to set up an account.  To start your search, click the Rental Listing button at the top of every page of this site.  If you are new to Penn and don't yet have Penn credentials, you can create a Guest account.

Visiting your prospective new home before renting is a great tool, but not everyone is able to visit before renting. Ask the rental agent of any properties you are interested in to set up a Skype or Facetime tour. Ask if there are photos they can send you of the property that are not available on their website.

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